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Newton planners recommend denial of Stanton Springs master plan change

The Newton County Planning Commission Tuesday night recommended denial of a request for changes to the Stanton Springs master plan that would relocate and expand land designated for residential development.

Dec. 8 execution date set for Brian Keith Terrell in 1992 murder

For the second time in 10 months an execution date has been set for a man convicted in the 1992 slaying of a 70-year-old Newton County man. On Monday, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced that the execution of Brian Keith Terrell will take place on Dec. 8.B

Newton commissioners sort out details for legal services; vote to hire interim law firm

Newton County Commissioners on Monday night tied up some loose ends left dangling after their decision last week to terminate the services of County Attorney Tommy Craig and transition to an in-house attorney.

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Newton County commissioners seeking interim law firm

As Newton County’s Board of Commissioners moves toward an in-house legal department and away from its long-time appointed county attorney, commissioners are interviewing law firms to fill the gap during the transition process.N

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Tommy Craig terminated as Newton County attorney

Newton County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday night to sever ties with long-time County Attorney Tommy Craig, prompting enthusiastic applause and cheers from the packed meeting room at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

Rockdale County school system offers three calendar options for 2016-17 school year

Three different calendar options for the 2016-2017 school year are available for public input before the Rockdale County Public Schools calendar committee makes a final recommendation to the superintendent on Dec. 16.

Newton JDA members raise objections to sale of Stanton Springs land

Newton County’s two representatives on the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton on Monday opposed an agreement to move forward with the sale of 481 acres in Stanton Springs to developer Kippy Clarke and partners Chandler & Brown for development of single-family residential homes.

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Newton County residents protest legal costs

A handful of residents protested around noon Tuesday over high legal costs the county has incurred.

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Veterans Day at Ray Davis Middle School | PHOTOS

All 1,100 students at Ray Davis Middle School in Rockdale County were treated to a tour of a Huey gunship that landed on campus on Veterans Day, courtesy of the Army Aviation Historical Foundation. The Stearman Squadron, made up of biplanes on which all pilots were trained during World War II, performed an airshow for students, including “The Missing Man” formation. Various student groups performed patriotic programs during the day, and students were entertained by a performance from Carol Cain, an actress from LaGrange who does a routine as “Rosie the Riveter.”

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Scenes of small-town life in Mansfield |PHOTOS

Regional planners were told last week that the residents of Mansfield would like to see an economic boost, but for the most part like their small town the way it is.

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